Grab your iPhone earplugs
Put around your waist area
And measure on your hubby’s tape measure
My mom is rolling her eyes right now. Or laughing. Maybe both.
So yesterday I started Isagenix. Once again, I’m on their Total Health and Wellness Plan which basically means maintenance nutritional cleansing and not aggressive weight loss. Heather is doing the other plan if you want to follow her. Except I’m on the fast track because I want to be done by the time I go to NY for the Hot Blogger Calendar. Which means I have to drink two of their shakes a day and then one normal meal as well as take some fruit juice thing and their vitamins. I survived day 1 and ended up down 1/2 lb already (which I’m NOT supposed to be looking at the scale but sshhhh. Heather was down 2.5lbs this morning. My mom has lost 8-9lbs in a few weeks). I will probably reduce to one milkshake a day if I keep losing because I don’t have that much to lose. Here are my initial thoughts:
So are you just raring to go on this plan?? I think it’s going to be good but I’m not raving over it yet. I keep reminding myself that I’m doing this for the health benefit and there’s no good way to measure how cleansed my body is. I just have to trust it’s doing it’s job. So day 1 down, 13 to go.
Lexi has a really bad habit of getting things and putting them in very “special” places. I think it may be something all kids go through because I remember Emma doing this but it seems worse with Lexi. Like recently I couldn’t find her shoes and after making laps around the house, I finally asked her and found them in this closed jewelry box. If you follow me on twitter, you may remember that little tweet.
Well, today I come home from taking the kids to school and get all ready to sign on to work and can’t find my key fob thingie that is attached to a necklace thing from work to sign on. I knew one of the kids had it. Ironically someone seriously asked me yesterday at work what to do if you lose your key fob and I said jokingly, “Well me? I go in the playroom and usually find it.” Lexi loves to put the necklace on and play with it. So I go around the house looking in weird places for the necklace. I can not find it. I’m late getting on to work and I get desperate.
I call the preschool and have to ask the head of the preschool to go ask Lexi where “Mommy’s red necklace for work.” She kind of laughed and said sure. She comes back and says “Lexi says it’s in the curtain.” OK. I make her hang on and check all my curtains. No necklace. She asks if she should go get Lexi and put her on the phone. It’s work so I say yes. Lexi comes on the phone. She sounds very serious and I’m hoping she doesn’t think she’s in trouble. I say “Lexi. What room is Mommy’s work necklace in?” She says, “The office.” Great. Especially since I don’t HAVE curtains in there. But lo and behold, I walk in and find it on the moulding under the blinds. Whew. “Thanks Lexi!”
But then it looks like this without the cap. And that always irritates me when I don’t have the cap. But I don’t see it anywhere near my desk. It doesn’t warrant a call to the preschool though.
This afternoon I ask Lexi where the top is. She laughs and says, “In here, silly.”
Of course! In the DVD case.
I told Laura I’d wait to open My Favorite Things Giveaway package but I COULDN’T DO IT! Silly me used UPS Ground instead of USPS like she did so even though we shipped on the same day, we didn’t get them the same day. So here are the packages I received. So many and the she had clues attached to each one that were fun! But I was clueless until I handled them and could kind of guess a few of them.
So here is what I got:
Thank you, Laura! This was so much fun and I can’t wait to do one again!
Sooo…posts have been slow around here, no? Welll…I have this new little project I’ve been working on. I may or may not have gone and created ANOTHER blog. And it may or may not be about ANOTHER teen drama. And if I had, you might find it over here.
The site is not nearly done. I still have a lot of work to do especially with the design and getting all the ad systems worked out. I’m finding I already have competition from a few fan sites so we’ll see how this one goes. I watched the premiere last week and thought it had some great moments. This show isn’t CW’s “baby” but I really think it has potential and I’d rather get started earlier than later. So there, that’s where all my extra, extra time is going right now.
So the latest “health thing” I’ve been turned on to is Isagenix. Honestly, I don’t know a whole lot about it. What I do know is they’re big on cleansing your body of toxins and keeping all the right things in there. Which is one of the Seven Pillars I read about and have yet to implement.
I think a lot of people use this system to lose weight and I know it works as my mom has lost about 5 lbs so far while doing it but they also have a “maintenance” system which I’m planning to go on. I have no idea what to expect except that the first two weeks are very aggressive and there are shakes and pills and little pieces of chocolates involved and the lady said I will probably lose inches and probably 5 lbs. That also puts me right at my NYC Hot Blogger trip so I’m all for it. Really? I’m just hoping I don’t spend that weekend in the bathroom “cleansing”.
I showed the girls’ new bedding since we switched everyone’s mattresses around here but this weekend we found a great dresser and bedside table for the room. We now have their clothes all combined in that dresser and just have their shoes in the playroom in Lexi’s old 5 drawer dresser. I’m hoping to get Scott to build a cubby hole shoe system to keep in the playroom or maybe in Emma’s closet if we can get that thing cleaned out enough.
Just a side note we rode to the furniture store THREE times this weekend..and it’s 45 minutes away. We went Friday night and picked it out, not taking a truck so we could all ride together. Saturday morning Scott went while I was at bible study to pick it up. When I got home and he got the bedside table out, it had glue stuff on it so we had to go BACK to exchange it. 4.5 hours of driving for these pieces. But it’s really looking like a little girls’ room now! Mom is going to make a dust ruffle and pillow shams and I’m going to get a print of their tea party and put it on the wall as well.
Alrighty, folks. Laura and I are both ready to ship our packages and I am SO EXCITED. Both for her to get this and to get what she sends. Even from the packaging, you get a taste of my favorite things…I love brown and lime green! No, I’m not the best packaging person ever but I think the paper is cute (and free thanks to Walgreens! ahem, Laura, you didn’t hear that). I had one item that I wanted to get but it just didn’t work out but every item is something that I love. Some new, some old favorites. The next time you’ll see these things, they’ll be unwrapped and pictured on Laura’s blog! I can’t wait!